I was a part of the organizing team of LNMHacks, the biggest hackathon in my college. This year, it was web3-based, and getting sponsors for the hackathon was not a cakewalk. So, we thought there must be some people who might be interested in giving some sponsorships on their personal level. We followed the ideology that drops together build up the ocean.
What it does
Anyone can upload their hackathon and let people be part of the hackathon by sponsoring the hackathon. People need to find hackathons; if they like the hackathon, they can donate as much money as they want.
How we built it
We made the smart contract using Solidity and built the frontend using Vite and TailwindCSS. We used Flowbite which provides built-in components using TailwindCSS. We have a few things hardcoded still just because we didn't get enough time to build the top-notch output from this project.
Challenges we ran into
Managing the tracks for the hackathons addition was a bit tough task for us as managing the array every time to add and delete items from it would be highly costly and not possible to do that on the blockchain. We wanted to implement many things in this project but was mostly around the ideation of the project. We anyhow tried to build something for the very beginning of this project.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to build a dope UI for the project and learned a lot about 5ire Blockahin. We were able to think of an idea that could be very helpful for people conducting hackathons.
What we learned
- We learned about sustainability and more importantly about 5ire blockchain.
- We learned about the Flowbite library.
What's next for HackCatalyst
- Making it more featurable for the hackathon organizers to conduct hackathons on our platform
- Adding a feature for the sponsor individuals to maintain their anonymity
- Adding more animations and improving the UI
- Providing the option to pay in different cryptocurrencies
- Option to not let any organiser to post a new hackathon without completing the older one
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